2011 Lexus IS F Reviews, Specs and Pictures. Now the latest release of the current car is the Lexus IS F. This car is doing a significant overhaul, among others, such as reform of the suspension, power steering is more responsive, and the Torsen limited slip for additional traction. Plus the new gauges, interior trim for the interior and treatment options.
For this year, which is the fourth production, F IS getting a high-performance hardware, such as the 416 horsepower V8 and a greater use of brakes and suspension systems are calibrated for the aggressive wheel and tire performance on 19-inch wheels. Undeniably, if the IS F is rather different from the other lexus models ever produced.
For the IS F offers suspension tuning with the revision that is better than the previous generation. So it can make a comfortable ride. A good tweak the system to support good performance. But can we consider at the time of the IS F is making a mistake with a ride that is rather narrow and the lack of a manual transmission. But this year, Lexus IS F is able to compete with a decent class sedans like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to get great feedback on the market.
The 2011 Lexus IS F is a high-performance luxury sport sedan that is offered in a single well-appointed trim level. Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, a sport-tuned suspension, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, auto-dimming mirrors, eight-way power heated front leather sport seats with memory settings, suede seat inserts (black leather only), dual-zone automatic climate control and a 13-speaker audio system (with satellite radio, Bluetooth audio, a six-disc CD changer, iPod integration and an auxiliary audio jack).
The rear-wheel-drive 2011 Lexus IS F is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic with a manual mode and shift paddles on the steering wheel is the only transmission offered.
Standard safety features for the 2011 Lexus IS F include antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. A one-year complimentary subscription to Safety Connect, which provides collision notification, stolen vehicle location and an “SOS” emergency help button is also included. A pre-collision system is also available with the optional adaptive radar cruise control that senses an impending collision and automatically adjusts seatbelt tension and braking force.
Much like the supporting IS models, the 2011 Lexus IS F features a quiet cabin, well-placed controls and top-notch materials. Unfortunately, the IS F also suffers from the same drawbacks in the form of limited space. Headroom and rear legroom are at a premium, which might prove problematic for taller occupants. The trunk can hold a maximum of 13 cubic feet of luggage, which is about average for cars in this class.
The IS F differentiates its interior from its more sedate IS stablemates by utilizing sporty accents and features. The front sport seats are the most notable upgrade, with added side bolstering and racy suede inserts. The IS F’s rear seat is set up to only accommodate two passengers instead of the normal three. Other sporty touches include aluminum trim (instead of wood) and cool, blue ambient lighting.
The 2011 Lexus IS F is as exciting to drive as advertised. The powerful V8 roars when prodded and has no problem laying waste to the rear tires in a torrent of white smoke (with the traction control disabled, of course). The chassis is capable of managing the abundant power, with high levels of cornering grip and precise steering.
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